Jared Sewell

Contact info:
The Salk Institute PBIO-J
10010 N. Torrey Pines Rd.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-453-4100 x 1907
Fax: 858-558-6379
Email: jsewell@salk.edu

About myself:

I am a graduate student in Jeff Long's lab at the Salk Institute, and am co-advised by Alex Hoffman at UCSD. My research is focused on understanding the transcriptional regulation that underlies tissue patterning and differentiation from embryogenesis through out the adult life of the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana . Plants rely on small populations of stem cells, located in the shoot apical meristem (SAM) and root apical meristem (RAM), to produce the differentiated tissues needed throughout their growth and development. The formation and maintenance of these stem cells is tightly regulated, and their function is often influenced by the tissues surrounding them.

My research is aimed at determining the genetic networks controlled by the class III HD-ZIP transcription factors whose roles include SAM maintenance and leaf patterning. By using transcriptional profiling, tissue specific chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and high-throughput yeast two-hybrid screens I aim to uncover direct targets and co-factors involved in these developmental processes.

My Eduation:

B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Arizona - Tucson


Salk Institute
Prof. Hoffmann's Lab